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"Pass my Provence", "Let's Cagnotte": the crusade of the collective "Osez le français" against Anglicisms in the public space


With the “Justice for the French language” operation, the Observatoire des Libertés and four associations denounce the excessive use of English in the communication of certain public bodies and municipalities.

On this March 20, International Day of La Francophonie, here is the operation

"Justice for the French language"



“second salvo of twenty contentious procedures”

, after that of this fall, launched by the Observatory of Freedoms, which has since received the reinforcement of four associations for the defense of the French language.

Constituted in a collective, "Oser le français", these lovers of the language of Molière are also working on the constitution of a

"think tank"

, with parliamentarians from all political backgrounds, with the aim of making the Toubon law more binding.

Voted in 1994 to protect the French linguistic heritage, the text provides, in its article 3, that

"any inscription or announcement on the public highway, in a place open to the public or in a means of public transport, and intended for the information to the public, must be formulated in French”


Read alsoThe justice seized for Anglicisms in the public space

As in October, are in the sights of the collective “Oser le français” municipalities and organizations…

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Source: lefigaro

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